House Bill Aimed at Ending Antibiotic Overload

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) reintroduced the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (PAMTA), H.R. 965 on March 9. By ending the prophylactic use of antibiotics in farm animals to stimulate growth and compensate for inhumane conditions, PAMTA would both promote improved treatment of animals and preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics for fighting human diseases.